Famous businessmen from the Bulgarian town of Dupnitsa /north-west Bulgaria/, commonly referred to in the media as the Galevi Brothers (or Galev Bros), found themselves together in jail on separate occasions and in different time.
Plamen Galev – was arrested in December 2008, and Angel Hristov on Wednesday.
He was arrested on the indictment of organizing and leading criminal group. The State Agency for National Security /SANS/ and Sofia Prosecutor’s Office made joined operation against Galevi Brothers on Tuesday. The police's press office said the group was dealing with racketeering people. Sofia Prosecutor’s Office has issued a restriction order for 72 hours to Angel Hristov. The Prosecutor’s Office is preparing a charge against Angelov who is suspected of inflicting moderate bodily harmand murder threat to a temporary employee.
Angel Hristov, also known as Galev Junior, was cuffed on charges of racket and participation in an organized crime ring. His man had reportedly racketeered a businessman from the town of Dupnitsa for a few months before the arrest. Hristov's two associates, cuffed with him, were racketeering businessman Plamen Milanov demanding BGN 4,000 each month. In December, they threatened to kidnap his family if he didn't transfer half of its business to Hristov.
Policemen, representatives of Prosecutor’s Office, and SANS representatives had often visited Galevi Brothers over the last six months. Their business and their influence in Dupnitsa was considered widely. Galev and Hristov are one of the most discussed people in the media when talking about organized crime and business.